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Khamenei says Iran will "shred" nuclear deal if US quits it

Khamenei says Iran will "shred" nuclear deal if US quits it

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred" the deal if Washington pulled out, state TV reported.

Forces comb ghost city Raqqa after IS ouster

Forces comb ghost city Raqqa after IS ouster

US-backed forces combed the ruins of Raqqa for survivors and bombs Wednesday, after retaking the Syrian city from Islamic State group jihadists and dealing their dreams of statehood a fatal blow.

Kurds abandon territory over Iraq govt advance

Kurds abandon territory over Iraq govt advance

The Baghdad government recaptured territory from Kurds across the breadth of northern Iraq yesterday, making startlingly rapid gains in a sudden campaign that has shifted the balance of power in the country almost overnight.

Islamic State group loses emblematic Syria stronghold Raqqa

Islamic State group loses emblematic Syria stronghold Raqqa

US-backed forces took full control of Raqqa from the Islamic State group on Tuesday, defeating the last jihadist holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate".

Fighting in Libyan capital closes airport

Fighting in Libyan capital closes airport

The Libyan capital's Mitiga airport was evacuated on Tuesday and civilian flights were repeatedly suspended as rival armed groups clashed nearby, officials said.

12 wounded in bomb attack on police vehicle in Turkey

12 wounded in bomb attack on police vehicle in Turkey

Twelve people were wounded when a bomb hit a police vehicle in Turkey's southern Mersin province on Tuesday, broadcaster NTV said, an attack authorities described as the work of terrorists.

US policy on Iran has little impact on oil industry -minister

US policy on Iran has little impact on oil industry -minister

US President Donald Trump's decision not to certify an international nuclear deal with Tehran has little implication for the future of Iran's oil industry, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Six miners killed, one wounded in coal mine collapse in Turkey

Six miners killed, one wounded in coal mine collapse in Turkey

Six miners were killed and another was wounded after part of a coal mine in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak collapsed on Tuesday, Turkey's AFAD aid agency said.

Iraqi forces seize more territory in advance against Kurds

Iraqi forces seize more territory in advance against Kurds

In the second day of a lightning government campaign to take back towns and countryside from forces of the Kurdish autonomous region, Kurdish troops known as Peshmerga pulled out of the long disputed Khanaqin area.

Kuwait emir in Saudi Arabia

Kuwait emir in Saudi Arabia

Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah waves as he is welcomed by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in Riyadh, yesterday.

US-backed militias in final push against IS in Raqqa

US-backed militias in final push against IS in Raqqa

US-backed militias battled foreign fighters defending the last pocket of Islamic State’s one-time Syrian capital of Raqqa yesterday, bringing their four-month campaign for the city to the brink of victory.

Palestinian Authority official in Gaza to advance unity deal

Palestinian Authority official in Gaza to advance unity deal

The Palestinian Authority’s top official for border crossings visited the Gaza Strip yesterday, after Hamas agreed to hand over control of the borders under a landmark reconciliation deal.

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